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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Sep 16, 2009 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room


Has anyone ever tinkered with building a downsized version
of the Dead's P.A. system in their own home, in the theory
this would best replicate the real experience?
I know the Dead enthused constantly about the Meyer speakers they used on tour, in the studio and for their own home systems. And they were die-hard McIntosh buffs for a
very long time.
Forgetting the custom equipment in their personal stacks
and just concentrating on the signals as they hit the big amps and went on to the speakers, what would be the household equivalent to achieve a junior equivalent of that effect?
Assume $30,000 (in federal subsidy funds) to throw around to create a Dead concert in your living room. What equipment would you buy?

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Poster: headgdhead Date: Sep 16, 2009 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

Get the DVDa mastering of Workingmens Dead and American Beauty. Take them into the A/V room of your favorite stereo store. Drop them into the surround sound system, press play and you're there. They sound good even on a cheap system. Mickey did a grate job mastering these releases. Closest I've come to being back in front of the WOS!

It's really too bad the Beatles didn't do something similar to bring their material into the new millenia.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 16, 2009 8:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

I heard rumors that The Beatles remastered box recently released was just re-hashed w/ no real re-mastering involved. At over 200 bucks I'll probably never get to hear them (thought about snaggin them at a pirate site but wont because I do respect the band) Has anyboby heard it ?

My wall of sound Carver amp Carver pre amp Pioneer CD
1 pr Pioneer D-9 spkr, 1 pr Altech Lansing towers w/ teak cabinets Rockin the house since 85

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Sep 16, 2009 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

speakers bowers and wilkins 800D series
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=1159
http://www.hometheaterstore.com/B_W_800D_3_Way_Vented_Box_System_p/800d.htm

amp-mcintosh mc2301
http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/
http://www.drhifihousecalls.com.au/New%20Equipment/McIntosh/MC2301/MC2301.htm

denon for audio/dvd
http://usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3297.asp

pre-amp-http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/

source unit-http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/1333.asp

little over your 30 grand but that's the setup i would get if i hit the lotto.

This post was modified by tigerbolt on 2009-09-17 03:34:58

This post was modified by tigerbolt on 2009-09-17 03:38:22

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 16, 2009 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

I'm repling to your post so your don't have on ooh-fer and because your have asked what most of us have thought at one time or another...that said.. Denon amp, Paradigm speakers, Nakamichi deck, decent cd player. Total cost $2000.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 16, 2009 11:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

"I'm repling to your post so your don't have on ooh-fer " .....that's beautiful.....absolutely beautiful!!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 16, 2009 11:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead P.A. In Yer Own Living Room

"I'm repling to your post so your don't have on ooh-fer " .....that's beautiful.....absolutely beautiful!!

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